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Speaker Biography

Alan Cave

Alan took up the new post of Delivery Director for the Department for Work and Pensions, Employment Group in 2007. The Delivery Directorate has responsibility for the system of Contracted Employment Provision through which the Department supports Welfare to Work Programmes. Since the 2010 General Election Alan has led the commissioning and implementation of the Coalition Government’s new Work Programme.

Alan joined DWP from the Work Foundation – the not for profit research-based consultancy group – where he had been leading the consultancy practice. In that role, and with previous consultancies, he led major change programmes in organisations as diverse as banks, trade unions, charities, and government departments including the Department of Health, the Home Office and the Ministry of Defence.

In his earlier career Alan worked for the TUC and the GMB general trade union. He is the author of numerous articles and a book: “Managing Change in the Workplace.”


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